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Raven Girl

Niffenegger, Audrey (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven. So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child, an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.
Authors: Niffenegger, Audrey
Title: Raven girl
Publisher: New York : Abrams Comicarts, 2013.
Characteristics: 71 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a Raven. So begins the tale of a postman who encounters a fledgling raven while on the edge of his route and decides to bring her home. The unlikely couple falls in love and conceives a child, an extraordinary raven girl trapped in a human body. The raven girl feels imprisoned by her arms and legs and covets wings and the ability to fly. Betwixt and between, she reluctantly grows into a young woman, until one day she meets an unorthodox doctor who is willing to change her.
ISBN: 9781419707261
1419707264
Statement of Responsibility: Audrey Niffenegger
Subject Headings: Fairy tales. Raven (Legendary character)
Genre/Form: Fairy tales.
Topical Term: Fairy tales.
Raven (Legendary character)
LCCN: 2012039266
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List - EPL Picks - July 2013 by: EPLReadersServices Jul 24, 2013

"Once there was a postman who fell in love with a raven." Thus begins a modern fairy tale complete with magical (though surgically aided) transformations, its own internal logic, and ending in marriage to a prince. Along the way are dorm rooms and email and intriguing aquatints by the a... Read More »


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Jul 12, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Rather enjoyed this darkly feathered fairy tale. ;-)

dark and bittersweet, niffenegger's graphic stories are the perfect example of pictures and words needing each other. i would not have believed the ending if i hadn't seen her shoulders.

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Aug 20, 2013
  • LeahP19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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